Sunday, September 10, 2017

Today In Iraqi History - Sep 10

1922 King Faisal returned to office after appendices removed Thanked UK Iraq
            High Comm Cox for silencing opposition
1958 Arif dismissed as Deputy Commander in Chief of Armed forces because of
            his opposition to Gen Qasim
1980 Iraq seized Saif Saad, Iran along border Next 2 wks were 15 border incidents
            mostly in Basra
1990 Iran and Iraq renewed relations as Saddam attempted to secure his eastern
            border before Gulf War
2001 Time reported Bush administration discussed overthrowing Saddam
2002 Blair speech said Iraq not an imminent threat but had to be dealt with before it
            became one
2002 Draft of UK dossier on Iraq’s WMD included claim Iraq could deploy battlefield
            WMD in 45 minutes
2002 New Draft UK dossier on Iraq said it had bought large amounts of uranium Had
            mobile WMD labs
2002 US Intel officers told Wash Post not strong link between Iraq and Al Qaeda
2007 Gen Petraeus and Amb Crocker began 2 days of testimony to Congress on
            progress under Surge
2014 US authorized $25 mil in immediate military aid to Iraq
2014 Obama announced a new coalition to fight IS
2015 Protests in Baghdad Babil Karbala Najaf Qadisiyah Muthanna Dhi Qar Wasit
            Maysan Basra Diyala demanding reform

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